Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 was one of the most successful home computers in the world selling around 17 million units between 1982 to 1993 !
 
There were several versions of the C64 from the original "Bull Nosed" style through to the later re-styled version and even versions produced specifically for the education market.

The C64 features 64 kilobytes of RAM with sound and graphics performance that were superior to IBM-compatible computers of that time. Part of its success was due to the fact that it was sold in retail stores instead of electronics stores, and that Commodore produced many of its parts in-house to control supplies and cost.

Approximately 10,000 commercial software titles were made for the Commodore 64 including development tools, office applications, and games. The machine is also credited with popularizing the computer demo scene. The Commodore 64 is still used today by some computer hobbyists, and emulators allow anyone with a modern computer to run these programs on their desktop. 
 
Our unit is in excellent condition with the original box, Serial number: UKB 297029
Kindly Donated by Mr Tony Baldwin.

Manufacturer: Commodore
Date: August 1982

Commodore 64 Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - My History of Computing - From a School Teacher February 2009

Magazines RELATED to Commodore 64 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Byte May 1987
Personal Computer World - October 1982 October 1982
Personal Computer World - November 1982 November 1982
Practical Computing - November 1982 November 1982
Personal Computer World - May 1983 May 1983
Practical Computing - July 1983 July 1983
Practical Computing - October 1983 October 1983
Commodore Horizons - December 1983 December 1983
Computing Today - January 1984 1984
Practical Computing - January 1984 January 1984
Commodore Horizons - March 1984 March 1984
Practical Computing - March 1984 March 1984
Commodore Horizons - April 1984 April 1984
Practical Computing - April 1984 April 1984
Commodore Horizons - June 1984 May 1984
Commodore Horizons - May 1984 May 1984
Practical Computing - May 1984 May 1984
Commodore Horizons - July 1984 July 1984
Commodore Horizons - August 1984 August 1984
Commodore Horizons - September 1984 September 1984
Commodore Horizons - October 1984 October 1984
Byte April 1984 October 1984
Commodore Horizons - November 1984 November 1984
Commodore Horizons - December 1984 December 1984
Commodore Horizons - January 1985 January 1985
Commodore Horizons - February 1985 02-01-1985
Your 64 - March 1985 March 1985
Commodore Horizons - March 1985 March 1985
Your 64 - April 1985 April 1985
Your 64 - May 1985 May 1985
Your 64 - June 1985 June 1985
Your 64 - July 1985 July 1985
Your 64 - August 1985 August 1985
Your 64 - September 1985 September 1985
Your 64 - October 1985 October 1985
Personal Computer World - July 1986 01-07-1986
Personal Computer World - September 1986 01-09-1986
Personal Computer World - December 1986 01-12-1986
Personal Computer World - January 1987 01-01-1987
Personal Computer World - May 1987 01-05-1987
Commodore Horizons - February 1984 February 1994
Edge - Issue 125 - July 2003 Future Publishing July 2003
Byte March 1985 16-09-2009

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Commodore PET 2001-32 Commodore June 1978
Commodore PET 3032 Commodore 1979
Commodore PET CBM 3008 Commodore 1979
Commodore PET 8032SK Commodore 1979
Commodore PET 8096SK Commodore 1980
Commodore PET 4032 Commodore May 1980
Commodore PET 4008 Commodore May 1980
Commodore VC-20 Commodore 1981
Commodore P500 Commodore 1982
Commodore Pet 8032-32B Commodore 1982
Commodore SX-64 Commodore 1983
Commodore Pet 8296-D Commodore 1983
Commodore VIC-20 Commodore 14th May 1983
Commodore 16 Commodore 1984
Commodore Plus 4 Commodore 1984
Commodore C128 Commodore January 1985
Commodore 128D Commodore December 1985
Commodore Amiga 2000 or A2000 Commodore 1986
Commodore Amiga A500 Commodore 1987
Commodore PC-I Commodore 1987
Commodore 64 C Commodore March 1987
Commodore Amiga A500 Plus Commodore April 1987
Commodore C286-LT Portable Commodore 1990
Commodore Amiga 1500 Commodore 1990
Commodore C386SX-LT Commodore 1991
Commodore Amiga A600HD Commodore 1992
Commodore Amiga A600 Commodore March 1992
Commodore Amiga A1200 Commodore 21st October 1992
Commodore Amiga CD32 Commodore September 1993

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